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It's Not Just About Guns. Male Aggression Is a Serious Problem

Putting a gun in the hands of an angry man is a recipe that will only lead to death, writes Patrick O’Connor. (February 22, 2018)

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We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys)

Misdiagnosing and mistreating the common learning disorder has serious consequences for millions of children, writes one concerned parent. (February 13, 2018)

Congress Has Failed Our Students on Gun Violence. What's Next?

Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle. (February 16, 2018)

Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Research into school shootings finds that status and identity issues can contribute to students turning against their school community, write three professors. (February 14, 2018)

ESSA's Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us

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Opinion Contributors

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt is an author, presenter, and former K-5 public school principal who writes about collaborative leadership, inclusive school climates, and connected learning. (September 21, 2017)

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, works on how schools and civic activists push to advance pluralistic communities. He trades views with Lance Izumi, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi is a Koret senior fellow in education studies and senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank. He trades views with Bruce Fuller, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

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OpEducation Blog: Science Learning Under the Microscope

To round out our recent Focusing In on Science Learning package, the Commentary editors asked six business, STEM, and education leaders to respond to the following question: What is missing from the discussion around ensuring all students have access to well-trained and qualified science teachers? (October 25, 2016)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (April 19, 2016)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Teacher Voices

5 Ways Teachers Can Use Shortages to Demand Better Working Conditions

With many school positions left unfilled, districts are in competition for teachers, argues Maripat Wilkinson. Why not leverage that power to demand a better workplace? (February 14, 2018)

With Celebration and Support, Teachers Can Help Retain Each Other

Most of the proposed solutions for teacher shortages come from policy makers. But there are things teachers themselves can do to change the culture of their schools and encourage each other to stay, writes teacher Tricia Ebner. (February 14, 2018)

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Are students academically prepared for a future of jobs we have yet to imagine, shaped by technology we have yet to invent? Professors, advocates, and futurists explore what's ahead. (December 11, 2017)

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